Don Weis

Director, Script supervisor, Dialogue director
Award-winning TV director Don Weis studied film at the University of Southern California before he served as a film technician in the Air Force during World War II. Shortly after the war ended, he became a director at ... Read more »
Born: 05/13/1922 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Filmography

Director (51)

Alfred Hitchcock Presents 1950 - 1990 (Tv Show)

Director

Baretta 1950 - 1990 (Tv Show)

Director

Brand New Life 1950 - 1970, 1973 - 1980, 1984 - 1985, 1989 - 1990 (Tv Show)

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Cagney & Lacey 1950 - 1990 (Tv Show)

Director

Charlie's Angels 1950 - 1990 (Tv Show)

Director

Harry O 1950 - 1990 (Tv Show)

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Hawaii Five-O 1950 - 1990 (Tv Show)

Director

Ironside 1950 - 1990 (Tv Show)

Director

Kingston: Confidential 1950 - 1990 (Tv Show)

Director

Kolchak: The Night Stalker 1950 - 1990 (Tv Show)

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M*A*S*H 1950 - 1990 (Tv Show)

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Mannix 1950 - 1986, 1989 - 1990 (Tv Show)

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Remington Steele 1950 - 1990 (Tv Show)

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Starsky and Hutch 1950 - 1990 (Tv Show)

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T.J. Hooker 1950 - 1986, 1989 - 1990 (Tv Show)

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The Patty Duke Show 1950 - 1970, 1973 - 1980, 1984 - 1985, 1989 - 1990 (Tv Show)

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The Survivors 1950 - 1990 (Tv Show)

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Burke's Law 1950 - 1970, 1973 - 1975, 1977 - 1980, 1984 - 1985 (Tv Show)

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Eye to Eye 1950 - 1965, 1967 - 1970, 1974 - 1975, 1978 - 1979, 1984 - 1985 (Tv Show)

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Matt Helm 1950 - 1970, 1973 - 1980, 1984 - 1985 (Tv Show)

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Paris 7000 1950 - 1965, 1967 - 1970, 1973 - 1975, 1978 - 1980, 1984 - 1985 (Tv Show)

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Roll Out! 1950 - 1965, 1967 - 1970, 1973 - 1975, 1978 - 1980, 1984 - 1985 (Tv Show)

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The San Pedro Beach Bums 1950 - 1965, 1967 - 1970, 1973 - 1975, 1977 - 1980, 1984 - 1985 (Tv Show)

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The Six O'Clock Follies 1950 - 1965, 1967 - 1970, 1974 - 1975, 1978 - 1980, 1984 - 1985 (Tv Show)

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Quick and Quiet 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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Delta House 1978 - 1979 (Tv Show)

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It Takes a Thief 1950 - 1954, 1958 - 1962, 1967 - 1970, 1978 - 1979 (Tv Show)

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Planet of the Apes 1950 - 1954, 1958 - 1963, 1967 - 1970, 1974 - 1975, 1978 - 1979 (Tv Show)

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The Dooley Brothers 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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The Jack Benny Program 1950 - 1965, 1967 - 1970, 1974 - 1975, 1978 - 1979 (Tv Show)

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The Millionaire 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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The Andros Targets 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Director

Zero to Sixty 1977 (Movie)

(Director)

Flo's Place 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Director

Now You See It, Now You Don't 1968 - 1969 (TV Show)

Director

King's Pirate 1966 (Movie)

(Director)

The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini 1965 (Movie)

(Director)

Billie 1964 (Movie)

(Director)

Pajama Party 1963 (Movie)

(Director)

Critic's Choice 1962 (Movie)

(Director)

The Gene Krupa Story 1959 (Movie)

(Director)

I Love Melvin 1953 (Movie)

(Director)

It's a Big Country 1952 (Movie)

(Director)

Just This Once 1952 (Movie)

(Director)

The Affairs of Dobie Gillis 1952 (Movie)

(Director)

You For Me 1952 (Movie)

(Director)

Half a Hero (Movie)

(Director)

Remains to Be Seen (Movie)

(Director)

The Longest Hundred Miles (TV Show)

Director

The Munsters' Revenge (TV Show)

Director
Producer (2)

Billie 1964 (Movie)

(Producer)

Fantasy Island (TV Show)

Producer
Production Management (1)

Force of Evil 1948 (Movie)

(Script Supervisor)

Biography

Award-winning TV director Don Weis studied film at the University of Southern California before he served as a film technician in the Air Force during World War II. Shortly after the war ended, he became a director at MGM Studios, working on projects, including the crime comedy "A Slight Case of Larceny" and Debbie Reynolds musical " The Affairs of Dobie Gillis." He moved on to television, where his work on "Jane Wyman Presents the Fireside Theatre" earned him his first Directors Guild of America award in 1956. He'd score the honor again two years later for helming "Schlitz Playhouse." These accolades led to work on the popular family comedy "The Patty Duke Show" and the detective drama "Ironside." Weis went on to helm such classics as the war-set comedy "MASH," the action-packed cop drama "Hawaii Five-O," and the acclaimed cruise ship comedy "The Love Boat." After serving as director on more than 110 productions, Weis retired in 1990. He died ten years later and was survived by his wife, actress Rebecca Welles, and their three children. He was 78 years old.

Relationships

Deborah Weis

Daughter

Pamela Landrum

Daughter

Elizabeth Welles

Step-Daughter

Rebecca Welles

Wife

EDUCATION

University of Southern California

Los Angeles , California

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